Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exile: An intellectual portrait of André Gorz
by Brooks, Christopher D., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010, 465; 3421301
Abstract (Summary)

The Austrian-born French philosopher and theorist André Gorz (1923 – 2007) was one of the most important intellectuals to emerge from the circle of thinkers associated with Jean-Paul Sartre in postwar France. This dissertation argues that Gorz was a "pragmatic utopian" whose dual vocation as a journalist and philosopher allowed him to arrive at insights into the nature of capitalistic society that were both highly original and historically consequential. It is a comprehensive intellectual biography of Gorz's life and thought based on readings of Gorz's published material, interviews with Gorz and his friends and colleagues, and extensive use of the secondary material on French intellectual history.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Beecher, Jonathan
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 71/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, European history, Philosophy, Modern history
Keywords: Exile, Existentialism, France, Gorz, Andre, Intellectual history, Postwar, Sartre, Jean-Paul
Publication Number: 3421301
ISBN: 9781124200293
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